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Keystone pipeline to top Senate agenda next year

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says approving the Keystone XL pipeline will top the Senate agenda in January. The issue could set up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack... Read more »

Published Dec. 16, 2014

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Robin Williams tops 2014 list of Google searches

Robin Williams' suicide seared into the world's collective mindset more than anything else this year, based on what people were searching for on Google. Read more »

Published Dec. 16, 2014

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US home construction drops 1.6 percent in November

Construction of new homes fell slightly in November, reflecting weakness in construction of single-family homes. Read more »

Published Dec. 16, 2014

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Gift Guide: 5 fitness trackers offer wide range

There are several fitness trackers to choose from, varying in what they measure and how easy they are to use. Here are five, ranked from budget to sophisticated, to give you a sense of the range... Read more »

Published Dec. 16, 2014

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Insurers ease 'Obamacare' deadline

Trying to head off a new round of consumer headaches with President Barack Obama's health care law, the insurance industry said Tuesday it will give customers more time to pay their premiums for... Read more »

Published Dec. 16, 2014

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Amazon extends Christmas shipping deadlines

Amazon is courting last-minute holiday shoppers by extending its free-shipping deadline by one day to Dec. 19. Read more »

Published Dec. 16, 2014

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Navigating the demands of business travel

Where some of us dream of a day at the spa for relaxation, Peggy Fucci looks forward to boarding a plane and traveling thousands of miles to meet with a potential customer. A long flight to Europe... Read more »

Published Dec. 16, 2014

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Should you focus on saving more or earning more?

Some believe the key to financial success is frugality. The problem is you probably don’t want to live like a college student for the rest of your life. Yes, you do need to find sustainable... Read more »

Published Dec. 15, 2014

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Why many millennials lack the money to start saving

Those in their 20s or early 30s probably know saving for retirement is important to do. They just may not have the means to do it. Read more »

Published Dec. 15, 2014

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United Auto Workers head: Companies can raise pay, be competitive

United Auto Workers President Dennis Williams says he's not buying the Detroit Three automakers' argument against wage increases for longtime workers. Read more »

Published Dec. 15, 2014

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Memories of financial crisis fading as risks rise

Six years after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the lessons of the financial crisis may already be fading from collective memory. Read more »

Published Dec. 15, 2014

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Why oil is down by half, what it means for you

The price of oil has fallen by nearly half in just six months, a surprising and steep plunge that has consumers cheering, producers howling and economists wringing their hands over whether this is... Read more »

Published Dec. 15, 2014

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Fed likely to note gains but signal no rate hike

A resurgent U.S. economy has emerged from a long struggle with high unemployment and weak growth. And the Federal Reserve seems poised to recognize the sustained improvement. Read more »

Published Dec. 15, 2014

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US homebuilder sentiment slips in December

U.S. homebuilders are feeling slightly less confident in their sales prospects heading into next year, even as their overall sales outlook remains favorable. Read more »

Published Dec. 15, 2014

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Study: Hotter days in US mean less cold cash

Hotter days mean less cold cash for Americans, according to a new study matching 40 years of temperatures to economics. Read more »

Published Dec. 15, 2014

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Factory output eclipses pre-recession high

U.S. manufacturing output in November surpassed its pre-recession peak, as auto production kicked into a higher gear. Read more »

Published Dec. 15, 2014

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14 cities get Bloomberg 'innovation team' grants

Fourteen cities ranging from Long Beach, California, to Jerusalem are getting up to $3 million from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's foundation to create "innovation teams" to... Read more »

Published Dec. 15, 2014

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Google researching use of color in business

Google is one of the major U.S. corporations researching the power of color in the working world, in everything from workspaces to marketing and branding. Read more »

Published Dec. 15, 2014

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5 purchases you should never put on a debit card

When at the checkout line and a clerk asks, “debit or credit?” I have only one answer: credit. There are a number of reasons I never make debit card purchases — security, peace... Read more »

Published Dec. 15, 2014

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'Dragon Age' tops AP critics' best games of 2014

10 video games of 2014, according to Lou Kesten: Read more »

Published Dec. 15, 2014

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Grand Canyon contract offer fails to attract bids

Officials have given up for now on soliciting bids for one of the Park Service's largest and most lucrative contracts, to run iconic hotels and restaurants at the Grand Canyon's South rim. Read more »

Published Dec. 14, 2014

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Identity theft victims face months of hassle

As soon as Mark Kim found out his personal information was compromised in a data breach at Target last year, the 36-year-old tech worker signed up for the retailer's free credit monitoring offer so... Read more »

Published Dec. 14, 2014

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Uber, Lyft bump into roadblock on ridesharing bill

Increasingly popular rideshare services such as Uber and Lyft wanted to ease their expansion into Michigan with legislation that would create statewide regulations as opposed to a patchwork of... Read more »

Published Dec. 14, 2014

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Confusion on the menu for European allergen rule

A European rule requiring restaurants, bakeries and supermarkets — or anyone mass-producing meals — to list any of 14 allergens that might appear on their menus is being met with... Read more »

Published Dec. 13, 2014

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French court says Uber may infringe on taxi law

A French court ruled Friday that Uber's ride-hailing service may infringe French law and ordered the company to make changes to its popular mobile app-based service. Read more »

Published Dec. 12, 2014

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